Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize?
In How to Apologize by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, the title says it all in this young picture book from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog.
It is a humorous guidebook full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you’re sorry. From a porcupine who accidentally popped his friend’s balloon to a snail who was running so fast he stepped on a sloth’s toes, hilarious examples and sweet illustrations abound.
The book includes humorous illustrations and scenarios that range from relatable to absurd. As we all know, saying you’re sorry is rarely easy or comfortable but having a humorous yet sincere guide like this that boils the art of the apology down the essentials makes it harder to make excuses…and easier to just do it.
For both listeners who are just learning and older readers who need a refresher, this book will come as a welcome reminder that apologizing doesn’t have to be complicated.
Say Kirkus Reviews, “Children and adults alike can see themselves in both the aggrieved party and the wrongdoer, all presented with understanding and compassion. Equally useful as a lesson on social-emotional dynamics and as a story, this book has a place on every shelf.”
From School Library Journal: “Straightforward text combined with funny illustrations make for an instructive primer on how to apologize. Children will delight in the hilarious animal antics while absorbing the explanatory lesson without didacticism.”